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Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

Lead Stories Podcast Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph Williams O'Brien

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    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

    #SummerReplay Managing the Changes #WhatGotYouHereWontGetYouThere

    #SummerReplay Managing the Changes #WhatGotYouHereWontGetYouThere

    #SummerReplay Steph and Jo wrap up this series, first broadcast in the fall of 2019, with a conversation around managing change during the process of moving from here to there.  The discussion includes intentional management in five key areas: Time, Relationships, Financial, Expectations and Spirituality.  As an added exercise, they encourage you to choose one area of management along with the Spiritual management and take it into a time of prayer and reflection to see where the Lord is directing you on your journey from here to there. 
    Gary Thomas book: 
    http://www.garythomas.com/books/sacred-pathways/





    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:


    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
     
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
     
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community
    Lead Stories resources at: www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources 

    • 37 min
    Lead Voices with Osheta Moore #SummerReplay

    Lead Voices with Osheta Moore #SummerReplay

    In this Lead Voices Interview from 2017, writer and podcaster Osheta Moore is talking shalom with Jo and Steph today as they discuss what it means to be intentional about wholeness and peace in our relationship with God, others and the world and its broken systems.
    Listen in to here Osheta’s dramatic testimony and her manifesto to help women pursue shalom in their lives and make a difference in the world around them
    http://osheta.com/
    http://shalomsistas.com/
    Follow Lead Stories Podcast to interact with Steph and Jo:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com

    • 48 min
    What Got You Here Won't Get You There #SummerReplay

    What Got You Here Won't Get You There #SummerReplay

    Previously recorded in the fall of 2019, Jo and Stephanie kicked off a new series "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There" with a conversation about the need to ask God whether you need to let go of your "here" in order to get to the "there" He is calling you to. Their challenge question is "What's your here - in the areas of work, team, family, fitness or interpersonal relationships?"
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
     
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph
     
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
     
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community
    Lead Stories resources at: www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources
     

    • 29 min
    STIGMAS - Lead Voices with Edrin Williams #SummerReplay

    STIGMAS - Lead Voices with Edrin Williams #SummerReplay

    #SummerReplay Jo and Steph have a conversation on stigmas and race today with Edrin Williams, who was born in South Carolina and now a pastor in The Sanctuary Covenant church in the Twin Cities.
    Listen in to hear how growing up in the South impacted Edrin’s childhood and raised early questions about race and how we can all become more inter-culturally competent as we lead others from different backgrounds and races.
    Sanctuarycov.org
    Www.edrinwilliams.com
    Also find Edrin on:
    Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook!
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community
     

    • 40 min
    #SummerReplay When Breaking the Mold Breaks You

    #SummerReplay When Breaking the Mold Breaks You

    The fallout of change is often 'breaking the mold' and 'breaking the mold' results in change.  In this episode from the series first aired in 2018, Jo and Steph talk about the cost of 'breaking the mold'.  Change is difficult and there can be costs to your family, your community, your job and even your heart. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 45 min
    Lead Voices with Eugene Cho #SummerReplay

    Lead Voices with Eugene Cho #SummerReplay

    #SummerReplay -  In this compelling episode recorded in the spring, Stephanie talks with Eugene Cho, pastor, speaker, author, visionary and humanitarian. A son of Korean immigrants and a natural entrepreneur, Cho spends much of his time circling the globe speaking about the intersection of faith, justice, and leadership.  Eugene's new book "Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian's Guide to Engaging in Politics" is available HERE. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Grateful kitchen listener ,

Real, encouraging & inspiring

A friend introduced me to this podcast & now a week without Jo & Step in my ears at some point doesn’t quite feel right! Thank you for your practical insight, relatable content & accessible chats. Your words have strengthened & inspired me in my daily stuff so much (in my family life, work, non profit involvement & friendships).

kikkachoo ,

Great Mix of Episodes

Found the podcast via the Summer Series - which was great listening to lots of different people. And now binge listening to the rest. A great, challenging and thought-provoking podcast. Thanks Jo and Steph

kikkachoo ,

Binge-worthy in the best way

Found the sermon series over summer - it was great to hear from so many different people in different contexts but all pointing to the same God and His love. Now digging into the rest of ‘Lead Stories’ from the very beginning. Thanks for speaking on so many topics so well Steph and Jo!

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